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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-09-2003, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hey friends, I am replacing a worn timing chain in a 66 289 (currently in a 68 fastback) got all the pully's and harmonic balancer off. All the bolts, including the 4 on the oil pan. Is there a trick to getting the timing cover loose? The top moves, but the bottom is tight, Should I crack loose the Oil pan. I am thinking there is to much friction on the gasket?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-09-2003, 10:07 PM
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The oil pan! The oil pan!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-09-2003, 10:32 PM
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Did you get the two small ones up top at very back, in area near distributor- seen alot of covers broke there because these were missed, you usually have to get them with a wrench. A slight tap with a rubber mallet will usually knock cover loose without prying down on pan and disturbing gasket-getting it back on can be fun however.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-10-2003, 03:10 PM
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Use a very large pry bar, a sledgehammer, and 4 yoked elephants, and it will come off. BTW, Currently I have 5 timing chain covers for sale. ::

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